It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Chronic Pain Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: nj
Posts: 5
gw24 HB User
Thorasic epidural

Has anyone had any relief from a thorasic epidural? I had 2 in the past with no luck but I'm at the point where I would try again with a different doc. Also did they put you out for the shot or were you awake?

 
Old 04-06-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 100
FriarJen83 HB User
Re: Thorasic epidural

hey...I have had 5 or 6 thoracic epidurals and no relief from any of them. and I was definitely wide awake. Also had 5 or 6 lumbar epidurals and no relief from them either. I know of a few people that epidurals have helped but mostly they seem to offer no relief and in my case made the pain worse for a long time. what exactly is wrong with your back? hope you are finding some relief... ~Jen

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-10-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 223
Blog Entries: 4
Myofascial Pain HB UserMyofascial Pain HB User
Re: Thorasic epidural

I've had success with Basal Branch Nerve Blocks, in my upper back C6- T6 which in turn lead to RFA's. Basal Branch Blocks allow the doctor to focus on sensory bundles so they can use a stronger anesthetic. In contrast with a spinal nerve block, where they have to limit the anesthetic since they will be impacting motor as well as sensory nerves and in that region if you deaden a motor nerve related to your autonomic functions like breathing, well you get the idea.

I've also has both the BBNB's and RFA's in my lower back, T7-S1 with less benefit at this point in time but I attribute that more to my recent choice of bicycling as a mode of transportation after 4 years of not cycling. My reasoning is that most of our thigh muscles have their origin in the lower back and cycling really impacts those muscles in a radically different way than say skiing does. I can ski a full day and my legs will tire before my back as long as I avoid moguls, getting air and catching an edge.

So I guess the question now is what type of epidural are we discussing in your case??? Any injection that goes below the dermis is an epidural so it really helps to clarify what kind of procedure we are talking about...

~Myo

 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:17 PM   #4
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: nj
Posts: 5
gw24 HB User
Re: Thorasic epidural

I would to like apologize for not posting for quite some time but when I originally ask this question I had no response for quite some time so I figured it was going unanswered.

I had to steroid epidural and got relief for a very short time then back to the constant pain. When I see the doc next I hope he has another procedure he is willing to try.I'm so tired of this pain it's been a long time.

Myo can you explain exactly what the nerve blocks and rfa's are and what the procedure is like. At this point I'm willing to try almost anything.

Thanks

 
Old 05-28-2010, 04:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 223
Blog Entries: 4
Myofascial Pain HB UserMyofascial Pain HB User
Re: Thorasic epidural

gw24,

I have a thread here..

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=741693

that explains all the different injections I've undergone. Including cortisone shots, trigger point injections, medical branch blocks, and radio frequency ablations. There are also spinal epidurals such as used for delivery of babies. In my humble opinion medial branch blocks are better since they can focus on the sensory bundle not having to worry about effecting the motor branches, hence they can use a higher dose of anesthesia. Where as a spinal epidural effect both the sensory and motor nerves.

~Myo

 
Old 06-02-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 157
marbelmo HB User
Re: Thorasic epidural

I just had a series of thorasic esi's 2 weeks ago. Intense pain for 4 days following and then about 6 days of relief. Then out of the blue the pain returned worse than before the shots.
Frustrating.
__________________
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Thorasic Back Pain Bigeagle Back Problems 2 07-20-2007 03:43 AM
thorasic disc problem mariestorm1 Back Problems 15 06-01-2007 02:47 PM
Thorasic Disk Herniation eaglelake Hernia 12 05-04-2006 09:30 AM
Thorasic Question Willis Earl Back Problems 21 08-04-2005 07:59 AM
Thorasic Help! Lost in Pa Back Problems 4 01-20-2005 01:11 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



gmak (38), BB07 (21), katlin09 (20), cspineguy (20), tortoisegirl (18), Shoreline (16), Moldova (13), LadyBassPlayer (12), jonnstar (11), nochange (9)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:35 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!